First Advantage

David L. Gamsey

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President​

David L. Gamsey, the CFO of First Advantage is head of global finance for all operations

David Gamsey is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Advantage Corporation.  Mr. Gamsey is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s domestic and international accounting and finance organizations.  Prior to First Advantage, Mr. Gamsey served as Chief Financial Officer at Air Serv Corporation, a private equity backed global leader in outsourced services to the airline industry.  Air Serv was sold to ABM Industries (NYSE: ABM) in 2012.  After the sale, Mr. Gamsey was promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Air Serv, where he led an organization of more than 12,000 employees with operations at 44 airports in the United States and 12 in the United Kingdom.

Prior to this, Mr. Gamsey was the Chief Financial Officer at Beecher Carlson, an Austin Ventures backed private equity roll-up in the insurance brokerage industry; Innotrac Corporation, a NASDAQ listed fulfillment and call center business; and AHL Services, Inc., the predecessor company to Air Serv, which Mr. Gamsey helped take public and grow to $1 billion in revenues and 56,000 employees.  During those tenures, he led an IPO; raised senior debt, sub debt and equity; and performed due diligence, acquired and integrated 40 acquisitions throughout the United States and Europe.  Mr. Gamsey spent the first 16 years of his career at Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Gamsey received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with distinction, from Emory University.  Mr. Gamsey is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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